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Emergency Medicine

NHG Emergency Medicine Residency Programme​

Resident's Talk

"Emergency Medicine gives me a unique opportunity to administer impactful treatment for patients in their hour of need, as well as the opportunity to grow under nurturing and inspiring faculty members."

Dr Geoffr ey Ng


NHG Emergency Medicine Residency Block Rotations  

MICU = Medical Intensive Care Unit
SICU = either Surgical or Neurosurgical intensive care unit
CCU = Coronary Care Unit
O&G = KK Hospital Obstetrics & Gynaecology

* These rotations will be at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

** These rotations will be at KK Women's and Children's Hospital

*Elective choices – eg. Dermatology, Radiology, Neurology, CCU, NICU, SICU, Eye, ENT, Cardiothoracic Surgery


Teaching Opportunities

With Yong Loo Lin and Lee Kong Chian Schools of Medicine students passing through the departments, there are many opportunities for the resident to be involved in clinical teaching. In addition, our residents also teach nurses, paramedics and junior residents. Many of our residents have also completed the NHG Education electives and won numerous teaching excellence awards.

Research Opportunities

There is a huge opportunity for research in the field of emergency medicine and academic medicine. We have achieved international recognition for our SARS publications and several of our emergency physicians have been awarded fellowships in the prestigious clinician leadership in research. One emergency physician has also completed a Health Services and Outcomes Research (HSOR) scholarship in the UK. Each incoming resident will have a cadre of senior doctors to mentor him/her in his/her research projects.

Professional Development

Upon successful completion of the Residency Programme, the resident will exit as an EM Specialist. With the opening of more hospitals and increase in yearly patient attendances, there is a great need for more consultant emergency physicians in NHG institutions and throughout Singapore. There is an emerging trend of older, sicker, and unstable patients entering the ED. New evidence-based practices such as extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation will bring ICU-care to the ED, so there is a need for consultant emergency physicians to manage this. The long-term plan is for a consultant-led service to ensure better and more expedient care for all patients.

Emergency Medical Services & Disaster Medicine 


Toxicology & Trauma